The Phoenix Club is a German banquet hall and restaurant that is known for its annual Oktoberfest event which has been celebrated since 1960. The Bierstube German Restaurant and pub, rental facilities, and events (Oktoberfest, Karneval, Bockbierfest, Maifest and Kinderfest, to name a few) are open to the general public. Members can enjoy discounts, access to more events, and participate in hobby, sport and activity groups.
There will be no 2023 Oktoberfest at the The Phoenix Club as the new facility is not quite ready to host. See our list of Oktoberfests throughout Orange County.
The Anaheim Phoenix Club location permanently closed on Sunday, December 18, 2022. The new Brea location will be opened in late 2024 or shortly thereafter.
Address: 1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
New Address: 375-385 West Central Avenue, Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 563-4166
Ext 2 for Booking Private Events
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“Tritt Ein, Hier Bist Du Unter Freunden”
“Come in, here you are among friends”
Bierstube German Pub & Restaurant (Temporarily Closed)
Happy Hour Menu
Wednesday through Friday 11am to 8:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am to 8:00pm (Frühstück (breakfast) 10:30am to 2:00pm)
To place a to go order, please call 714-563-4166 then press 4
Wednesday – Saturday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
New Phoenix Club Brea Location
375-385 West Central Avenue, Brea, CA 92821
The Phoenix club will be moving to Brea in 2023. The club will be located at what is currently called The Central Plaza shopping center, a 2.95-acre site on the northeast corner of Site Drive and West Central Avenue. The plaza currently features a mix of office, food, and medical services.
The plaza currently has 9 tenant units. The club will convert 4 of the 9 tenant suites/units into club-only areas, a restaurant and bar, and a multipurpose ballroom. The new Phoenix Club location will be smaller than the Anaheim property but will still have a restaurant and bar, a ballroom, and space to continue with the dance parties, German language lessons, Shutzen and other activities. Additional activities may have to be held off site.
- Building 385 Unit C will be converted into a 1,909 square feet cultural center for the practice of schutzen, a longstanding German tradition consisting sport shooting through the use of air rifles. The space will feature a 10 meter low-velocity air rifle range, which is similar to the 10-meter Olympic shooting competitions. The air rifles use compressed air to expel brass pellets to hit targets set up against a backdrop.
- Building 385 Unit D will be converted into 1,492 square feet of strictly storage space.
- Building 385 Unit E will be converted into a 1,828 square foot dance studio.
- Building 375 will be converted into a 3,661 square foot restaurant and bar with a 503 square foot outdoor patio for the restaurant. Plus a 3,312 square foot multi-purpose ballroom and 917 square feet of office space with 1,958 square feet of storage space.
The club-only areas will include the cultural center, dance studio, storage space and offices. The restaurant and bar areas will be open to the public during business hours of Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The new restaurant will feature a full menu of traditional German cuisine, sandwiches, and salads. The restaurant will also have alcohol (beer, wine, and distilled spirits). The sale of alcohol will be limited to the hours the restaurant is open.
The club will use the multi-purpose ballroom as gathering space for meetings, performances, events, holidays and flexible space for other needs. Primarily, the space will host their regularly scheduled meetings including table tennis, ski group, board meetings, choir practice, German classes, and the monthly membership club meeting. Outside of club events, the multi-purpose ballroom will be available for rent to the public for events such as corporate meetings, fundraisers, awards, ceremonies, private parties, or small weddings. The space will feature a stage, waiting room, movable bar, and storage space to provide flexibility and reconfigure the space based on the meeting or event.
The Phoenix Club’s annual club events include Easter and Christmas Craft Bazaars, Maifest (typically the first weekend in May), Club Christmas party, and Oktoberfest (each weekend in October).
The Bierstube German Pub & Restaurant
The Bierstube German Pub & Restaurant is a casual German-style pub that features authentic Bavarian food alongside imported beers. The traditional German menu includes sandwiches and salads, highlighting such specialties as Jaegerschnitzel, Schweineschnitzel, Rouladen, and Bratwurst. Drinks include a full-service bar, German bottled and draft beers, German wines & spirits, and domestic beer & wine.
The Phoenix Club Activity Groups
- Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft (German Mardi Gras)
- Deutsche Klasse (German Language Class)
- Die Gemütlichen Schuhplattler (Folk Dance)
- Gemischter Chor (Choir)
- Jugend Tanzgruppe
- Phoenix Club Schützen Gruppe (Air Rifle Club)
- Ski Gruppe (Ski Group)
- Tisch Tennis (Table Tennis Group)
- Die Wandergruppe (Hiking Group)
- Youth Dance Group
The Phoenix Club Events
Oktoberfest is The Phoenix Clubs most well-known event but they also host many other events throughout the year. Less well known events that are open to the public include Bockbierfest, Maifest and Kinderfest, Bezirksfest, and Sommer Bierfest.
Each year Octoberfest guests can enjoy endless amounts of bratwurst, leberkase, schnitzel, and German cakes and drink Bavarian beers, wine and cocktails. There is also live music, dancing, beer drinking and sausage eating contests, costume contest, polka lessons and Sunday Family Days with kids’ activities including a bounce house.
Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft Celebrating Karneval
Karneval is nicknamed “The 5th Season” in Germany and starts on November 11 at 11:11AM and lasts until Ash Wednesday (which is in February or March of the following year). Karneval Season opens with Piratenball in November and reaches the peak with celebrations that end on Ash Wednesday. Lumpenball is the traditional season closer as well as an Ash Wednesday fish dinner. Kinderkarneval, a popular Children’s Mardi Gras Party, is also held during this time.
There are costume balls, costume contests, satire events, silly performances, and of course plenty of opportunities to laugh and have a drink (or two) with friends.
The Phoenix Club Membership
The Phoenix club membership is open to everyone that is interested in German, Austrian and Swiss activities, events, culture, language, and customs. You don’t have to be German, Austrian, or Swiss.
Members have the opportunity to join activity groups such as folk dance, Karneval, skiing, table tennis, soccer, and air rifle shooting.
The Club offers single and family memberships and senior citizen, student discounts.
Phoenix Club members receive the following benefits:
- Discounts in the Restaurant and Bierstube
- Free or reduced ticket prices to special shows, dances, and events sponsored by the club
- Learn to speak German in the Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced language classes (Nominal charge for books & materials)
- Eligibility to participate in numerous different hobby, sport and activity groups
The Phoenix Club Facilities
The club hosts many private events at the outdoor gazebo area and the indoor ballroom including weddings, holiday parties, graduation parties, birthdays, Quinceaneras, fundraisers, trade shows, and more.
- Grand Ballroom – The Grand Ballroom is large enough to hold approximately 750 people for weddings, parties or corporate events.
- Pavilion – The Pavilion is the second largest room and is for more intimate parties up to 250 guests.
- Loreley Room – The Loreley Room is a smaller room and provides enough space to serve approximately 120 guests.
- Garden Room – The Garden Room is a small room connected to the Garden Courtyard and provides enough space to serve approximately 40 guests
- Garden Gazebo – The Garden Gazebo is an enclosed garden that has a gazebo and is for small parties that can serve up to 50 guests.
- Festhalle Tent – The Festhalle Tent is the largest outdoor space with over 11,500 sq. ft. of space. The Festhalle Tent provides enough space to serve approximately 1,075 guests.
|Banquet Seating||150 Guests|
|Theatre Seating||250 Guests|
|Square Footage||3,157 Sq. Ft.|
|Dimensions||41′ x 77′|
The Phoenix Club History
In 1960, 15 people got together to form an organization that would attempt to restore relations in the Anaheim community and work to preserve their language and customs. That small group called themselves “the Phoenix Club,” after the mythological bird that rose up from the ashes to live again.
Founding members planned and built the original clubhouse along the Santa Ana River near Katella Avenue, where the Honda Center now stands.
In 1992, to make way for the Honda Center, The Phoenix Club moved a half-mile north and built a new 27,518-square-foot facility. Currently the Club has over 1,100 members/families.
In 2021, the Samueli family, under Miramar Venture Partners, purchased the 7-acre property for nearly $18 million. No details on the plans for the property have been disclosed but the Samueli businesses also manage the neighboring city-owned Honda Center and plan to develop OC Vibe, a 95-acre community with residential units, two hotels, a concert venue, food hall, restaurants, parks and other amenities.
The Club sold the property to allow them to keep the Club going.
|Oktoberfests in Orange County||Honda Center|
|Fairs & Festivals in Orange County||Orange International Street Fair|
|Irvine Global Village Festival||OCVibe|
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.